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Posted: Apr 03, 2020

Miami-Dade E-Permitting Now Offered For Metal Roofs

Miami, FL - The Miami-Dade County Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources (RER) Construction, Permitting & Building Code Division announces that a new ePermitting System application for Metal Roof Panels (Category 96), is available for use by licensed roofing contractors.

Posted: Apr 02, 2020

AIA Billings Index Increased In February

Washington, DC – Demand for design services in February increased at a solid pace for the sixth month in a row, according to the latest report from The American Institute of Architects (AIA). AIA’s Architecture Billings Index (ABI) score of 53.4 for February reflects an increase in design services provided by U.S. architecture firms (any score above 50 indicates an increase in billings). During February, both the new project inquiries and design contracts scores moderated slightly but remained in positive territory, posting scores of 56.5 and 52.0 respectively.

Posted: Mar 31, 2020

S-5! Hosting Free Solar And Snow Retention Webinars On April 1 and 2

Colorado Springs, CO – S-5! Metal Roof Innovations, a leading authority on metal roof attachment solutions, is offering a series of free educational webinars on a variety of solar and snow retention topics this week and twice-weekly throughout April.

Posted: Mar 30, 2020

Free Webinar Aims To Offer Businesses Guidance And Ideas For Surviving COVID-19 Crisis

Newton, MA - Ready to put the brakes on sliding sales and negativity about the economic outlook? Want to know what other metal construction industry sales pros are doing in these uncertain times to buck trends and make their numbers? Wondering how to use this down-time to prepare for the pent-up demand on the other side?

Posted: Mar 30, 2020

Wanderlust Finishes Introduced For ALUCOBOND® Plus ACM

Davidson, NC - Wanderlust, a selection of 29 new ALUCOBOND® PLUS aluminum composite material (ACM) finishes, has been introduced by 3A Composites USA. The new finishes increase the company’s offering of stocked ALUCOBOND PLUS finishes to a total of 86.

Posted: Mar 30, 2020

Metal Building Manufacturers Association Releases Revised Insurance Bulletins

Cleveland, OH - The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) has released a revised set of 10 insurance bulletins. MBMA’s insurance bulletins provide building owners, designers and builders with important information on the different types of insurance companies and rating systems and how various hazards or conditions can impact insurance costs.

Posted: Mar 27, 2020

AISI Publishes Two New Cold-Formed Steel Research Reports

Washington, DC - The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has published two new cold-formed steel research reports: 1) “RP19-3: Direct Strength Prediction of Purlins with Paired Torsion Bracing,” and 2) “RP20-1: Inelastic Lateral-Torsional Buckling Strength Validation for Non-Principal Axis Bending Using Numerical Methods.”

Posted: Mar 26, 2020

Coated Metals Group Completes New Denver Facility

Denver, CO - Coated Metals Group (CMG) announces the completion of its new Denver location. It features a 60% increase in total square footage, allowing a significant increase in stock and production capabilities.

Posted: Mar 25, 2020

Lorin Industries' New Video Highlights 75-Plus Years Of Coil Anodized Aluminum Innovations

Muskegon, MI - Lorin Industries Inc. has released a new video highlighting the company’s continued success through innovation, processes, service and quality. The “Reflect Your Vision: Corporate Video,” now available on Lorin’s YouTube Channel, pays tribute to the outstanding employees whose dedication and commitment helped shape where the company is today.

Posted: Mar 24, 2020

Sheffield Metals Offering Six New AIA Nano Courses

Sheffield Village, OH – Sheffield Metals International, an AIA Continuing Education Provider and a leading distributor of coated and bare metal coil and sheet products, has launched six new American Institute of Architects (AIA) approved Nano courses to the architectural and design community.

Posted: Mar 23, 2020

Kingpsan Announces Support For "Advancing Net Zero" Project

Kingscourt, Ireland - Improving energy efficiency and performance in buildings is an essential component of the Advancing Net Zero project, which aims for every single building – both new and existing – to operate at zero carbon emissions by 2050, or sooner. Kingspan is committed to promoting an envelope first approach and supporting the industry’s development of innovative solutions towards decarbonization. This will require systemic change in the way products are manufactured, used and transported around the world.

Posted: Mar 20, 2020

Jarden Zinc Products Changes Name To ARTAZN LLC

Greeneville, TN – Jarden Zinc Products LLC, a Jadex Inc. company (formerly Jarden Process Solutions), has announced the launch of a new corporate brand identity and company name change. Jarden Process Solutions is now known as Jadex Inc., and Jarden Zinc Products will now operate under the legal name ARTAZN LLC and the ARTAZN™ brand.

Posted: Mar 18, 2020

Homeowner Tax Credits For Energy Efficient Roofs Extended Through 2020

Portland, OR — The Metal Roofing Alliance is spreading the good news for homeowners looking to save money by installing an energy efficient metal roof this year: the Federal Property Tax Credits incentive for doing so have been retroactively extended until Dec. 31, 2020.

Posted: Mar 18, 2020

AGC Issues Statement After Major Construction Projects Halted

Editor's Note: The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, has issued the following statement in reaction to steps being taken to put in place arbitrary halts to construction activity in certain parts of the country. Click to read.

Posted: Mar 17, 2020

Trade Shows, Conventions And Meetings Affected By The Coronavirus

Due to concerns related to the coronavirus (COVID-19), several industry trade shows and meetings have been canceled or postponed. The following is a list of those event changes that we're currently aware of, each with a link for further information. This list will be updated as new reports are received.

Posted: Mar 17, 2020

ATAS International Introduces New Matte Colors

Allentown, PA - To complement the industry accepted standard gloss finish of over 35 standard colors, ATAS International now stocks six new matte colors. The new low-gloss finish offers a more subdued aesthetic, like that which is found with natural metals.

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